Her Majesty the Queen has sent a message of thanks for the over 1 million trees planted for The Queen's Green Canopy so far!
The Queens Green Canopy is a tree planting initiative to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and enhance our environment now and for generations to come.
The Woodland Trust is a partner of this campaign and their Free Trees for Schools and Communities Scheme is a great way to get involved with tree planting. Across 2021 and 2022, they have over three million saplings in tree packs, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the summer of 2022 we will invite councils to submit a photograph of planting in support of the Queens Green Canopy and we hope West Sussex is at the forefront of participation.
Information on how to apply for the free saplings
On 12th January 2022, West Hoathly Parish Council became one of the first Town and Parish Councils in West Sussex to plant trees under the programme. The ceremony was attended by four Deputy Lieutenants of West Sussex including our very own Joint President of WSALC, John Godfrey DL.
Carole Hayward DL, planting the tree, John Godfrey DL & Joint President of WSALC, Cllr Douglas Denham St. Pinnock, Chairman of West Hoathly Parish Council & WSALC
John Godfrey DL, Caroline Nicholls DL, Christine Field, Colin Field DL, Caroline Nicholls DL, Cllr Douglas Denham St. Pinnock, Chairman of West Hoathly Parish Council & WSALC
Arundel and South Downs MP Andrew Griffith joined Slindon Parish Council and village residents for a special tree planting ceremony to commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee on Friday 11th March.